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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 7.0 Percent in AugustPosted on September 16, 2021 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 7.0 percent compared to 7.3 percent in July.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Visitor Spending for July 2021 decreased 6.8% from Pre-Pandemic July 2019Posted on August 30, 2021 in News
According to preliminary visitor statistics released by the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) total spending by visitors arriving in July 2021 was $1.58 billion.
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Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report
Rising Pandemic Uncertainty Delays Hawaii’s Economic GrowthPosted on August 26, 2021 in News
DBEDT released its third quarter 2021 Statistical and Economic Report today. DBEDT revised its economic growth projection for 2021 to 2.7 percent, down from the 3.5 percent projected in May this year.
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Hawaii Coastal Zone Management Program
Hawaii Joins Silver Jackets ProgramPosted on August 24, 2021 in News
Office of Planning and Sustainable Development — The State of Hawaii has partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a Hawaii Silver Jackets Interagency Collaboration Team under the State’s Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 7.3 Percent in JulyPosted on August 19, 2021 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.3 percent compared to 7.7 percent in June. Statewide, 598,850 were employed and 47,200 unemployed in July for a total seasonally adjusted labor force of 646,000.
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2020 State of Hawaii Data Book
DBEDT Releases 2020 State of Hawaii Data BookPosted on August 16, 2021 in News
DBEDT today released the 2020 edition of the “State of Hawaii Data Book.”
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Ready to Accept More Households with Free Internet ServicePosted on August 13, 2021 in News
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, our reliance on internet connectivity to work remotely, engage in distance learning, utilize telehealth services, and access government services online becomes more in demand.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii Remote Work Pilot Project Work OpportunitiesPosted on August 11, 2021 in News
DBEDT and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the release of a new website that consolidates programs for residents seeking remote work opportunities and employers looking to hire Hawaii residents for remote work.
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DBEDT Bolsters Hawaii’s Defense Economy with New ProjectsPosted on July 15, 2021 in News
DBEDT is pleased to announce three new projects that will focus on strengthening and growing Hawaii’s second largest economic driver – the defense sector.
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Dept. of Business, Economic Development & Tourism
Hawaii’s Unemployment Rate at 7.7 Percent in JunePosted on July 15, 2021 in News
DBEDT today announced that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fo rJune 21 7.7 percent compared to the revised rate of 8.0 percent in May.
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